FORMER LYNYRD SKYNYRD DRUMMER ARTIMUS PYLE AND OTHER COLLEAGUES PAY TRIBUTE TO GUITARIST GARY ROSSINGTON
Gary Rossington, an original member of GRAMMY Hall of Fame Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Lynyrd Skynyrd, died on Sunday, March 5th, 2023 at age 71.
Rossington survived the tragic 1977 plane crash that killed singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines, as well as backup vocalist Cassie Gaines (Steve’s sister), assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary, and co-pilot John Gray.
JD Shelburne Releases “Away In A Manger” Just In Time For The Holidays
Country music singer-songwriter JD Shelburne continues to spread the holiday cheer with his latest Christmas single, “Away In The Manger.” Being a fan of the season’s classic standards, Shelburne went into the studio to record a modern version with his own spin, adding electric and steel guitar creating a unique and fresh arrangement. “Away In The Manger” was premiered by The Boot and is available on all streaming platforms.
JD Shelburne Releases “The Road I Grew Up On” Music Video
Country music singer-songwriter JD Shelburne shows off his sentimental side, reflecting on his past of growing up in rural Kentucky during a simpler time. “The Road I Grew Up On” was written by Shelburne, Tony Martin, and Mark Nesler and is off his current iTunes top ten record, Straight From Kentucky. Shelburne is pictured strapped with his guitar, carrying out the song’s heartfelt lyrics that explain no matter how much things change, home will always be where his heart is. “The Road I Grew Up On” music video was premiered by CMT.com and Heartland TV will air on Country Music Today on Friday, August 19 at 5:30 pm ET.
COUNTRY MUSIC COMMUNITY MOURNS THE LOSS OF NAOMI JUDD
The country music community was rocked today with the tragic news of the sudden passing of country music giant Naomi Judd.
JD Shelburne Releases “Fine By Me” Music Video
Country music singer/songwriter JD Shelburne shows off his playful side with the release of the music video for “Fine By Me,” off his current album Straight From Kentucky. Shelburne is pictured strapped with an acoustic guitar, carrying out the song’s affectionate lyrics of being proud to be seen next to his beautiful counterpart. Whether they’re spending the night on the couch or getting dressed up for an evening out, Shelburne proves that beside every great man stands an equally amazing woman. The “Fine By Me” music video was premiered by Sounds Like Nashville and is available to download and stream on all digital platforms now!
Love From Music City Raises Over $35,000 From Their 5th Annual Gala
Love From Music City celebrated their 5th Annual Gala on Tuesday, October 5th with an evening of music, entertainment, surprises, and support for foster children throughout Middle Tennessee and orphans abroad. The special event began with a VIP red carpet, followed by hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and live musical performances! Artists present at the gala included Pam Tillis, Buddy Jewell, Marty Raybon, Devon O’Day, Cherish Lee, Charlene Tilton, JD Shelburne, Tim Atwood, Chapel Hart, NEDY, Makenzie Phipps, Denny Strickland, Billy Mason, Chris Golden, Nathan & Suzanne Young, who joined Crystal Gayle, the recipient of this year’s Bill Anderson Icon Award. Gayle was recognized for her contributions made to the community and for her role as a trailblazer and legendary performer, epitomizing everything Love From Music City stands for. The organization has a 50 year legacy of feeding and clothing orphans across the globe, with 10 years including local, Middle Tennessee foster children. The Love From Music City Gala was held at The Estate at Cherokee Dock, a former home of Reba McEntire.
JD Shelburne Presented With 2021 ‘Best Kentucky Musician/Band’ Award By Kentucky Living Magazine
Country music standout JD Shelburne has been presented as the winner of “Best Kentucky Musician/Band” by Kentucky Living Magazine as part of their 2021 “Best in Kentucky” awards. Each year, the magazine celebrates everything about their great state with categories ranging from destination, eats and drinks, outdoors, shopping, and of course entertainment. Kentucky fans have spoken and have voted for Shelburne as their number 1 artist, with Tyler Childers taking second place and Black Stone Cherry in third. Past recipients of this award include Chris Stapleton, Jericho Woods, the Kentucky Headhunters, and the Penny Loafers. Shelburne’s surprise presentation of the special award is posted on the magazine’s website and YouTube channel.
Fellow Performers & Friends Remember Don Everly
Don Everly, half of The Everly Brothers duo with his brother Phil, died Saturday in Nashville at age 84. The Everly Brothers are Country Music Hall of Fame members, inducted in 2001, and were instrumental in shaping rock and roll with such global classics as “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up, Little Susie,” and “All I Have To Do Is Dream.” The Everly Brothers were also members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.
Fellow Performers & Friends Remember Country Music Legend Tom T. Hall
Country Music Hall of Fame legend Tom T. Hall died on Friday, August 20th. He was 85. Hall was nicknamed “The Storyteller” by Tex Ritter, another country great, for his songwriting style. His hits included “Harper Valley P.T.A.” which became a major crossover smash for Jeanie C. Riley in 1968, “That’s How I Got To Memphis,”, Homecoming,” “(Old Dogs, Children, and) Watermelon Wine,” “A Week in a Country Jail,” “I Love,” “Country Is”, “I Care,” and many more. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, and Loretta Lynn. Hall was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008 and was a Grand Ole Opry member since 1971. Rolling Stone included the Olive Hill, Kentucky native on their ‘100 Greatest Songwriters’ list.
JD Shelburne To Perform at Iroquois Amphitheater Presented by Bourbon & Beyond Festival in Louisville, Kentucky
Country music standout JD Shelburne always seems to find his way back to his home state of Kentucky as he is set to play at LIVE ON THE LAWN presented by Bourbon & Beyond Festival at Louisville’s Iroquois Amphitheater on Sunday, July 18 at 7 p.m. As part of the evening’s exciting events, Shelburne will take the stage prior to Black Stone Cherry and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top. He will be performing music from his brand new album, Straight from Kentucky, including his top hits “Church Pew Barstool,” “Hometown in My Headlights,” “Fine By Me,” “Straight From Kentucky” and more.